105. [German school]

PFEIFFER, Johann Joachim

Genre scene.

Hamburg, 1673-1675

Drawing, brush and black and red paint, heightened with white, on blue prepared paper, 19 x 14,3 cm, unsigned (rubbed with loss of colour, sm. scratches, large vert. line at right side).

Stuck under passe-partout.

A villager standing on a tabouret while engaging with a women who seems to be introducing her baby. A second older child is tied to her back. On the verso ms. text by different hands in Dutch and German, dated 1673 and 1675. A signature in black ink at the lower edge dates and attributes the drawing "Pfeiffer Hamburg 1675". Johann Joachim Pfeiffer (1661-1701) was a Hamburg painter and draughtsman working mostly on blue or red prepared paper. The sheet probably belonged to the same sketchbook of which a number of drawings are now in the collections of the Hamburger Kunsthalle, the Bremer Kunsthalle and the Staatsgalerie of Stuttgart. The sketchbook similarly consists of numbered drawings depicting genre scenes.
Ref. https://www.hamburger-kunsthalle.de/sammlung-online/johann-joachim-pfeiffer/schreitender-orientale-mit-stock

€ 150 / 200

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